Cream Of Tartar Expired ?

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Kookie Posted 7 May 2007 , 10:44pm
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Does anyone know if cream of tartar has expired ?
I have had one for about 3 years .
I don't know if I can still use it or not.
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MSurina Posted 7 May 2007 , 10:47pm
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Hi,

I just used mine yesterday and it is still good, and I can't even tell you how old it is. My guess is at least 5 years old, if not more.

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loncake Posted 7 May 2007 , 10:48pm
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I dont remember the last time I bought mine, I dont use it a whole lot, I would check on the company's website, or may be call the store you got it from. Good luck

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ShirleyW Posted 7 May 2007 , 11:11pm
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I know one little jar usually seems to last me about one year. I just looked for an expiration date on mine and it says May 2010, so it keeps at least three years.

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Kookie Posted 7 May 2007 , 11:25pm
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I checked the company website and the product was manufactured on 10/18/1999 which is about 7 years old.
I didn't get any information what I want so.. I guess I need to buy new one .
Thanks all.

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Janette Posted 7 May 2007 , 11:30pm
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Companies want you to think it's expired so you will run out and buy more.

I know I have used Cream of Tartar that was well over 5 yrs. and it still worked.

I am from the day before experation dates. Back when you had to tell by the looks, taste or smell. I find most products experation dates way before they expire.

The companies want to protect themselves for liablity, these days you can sue for millions because a cleaners lost your pants. And so you will go out and re-buy the product.

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Kookie Posted 8 May 2007 , 12:15am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Janette

Companies want you to think it's expired so you will run out and buy more.

I know I have used Cream of Tartar that was well over 5 yrs. and it still worked.

I am from the day before experation dates. Back when you had to tell by the looks, taste or smell. I find most products experation dates way before they expire.

The companies want to protect themselves for liablity, these days you can sue for millions because a cleaners lost your pants. And so you will go out and re-buy the product.



Thanks , Janette.
I changed my mind .
I will use the one I have now .
Then if it is not working , I will buy the new one.
Thanks all again.

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jmt1714 Posted 8 May 2007 , 5:51pm
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as cheap as it is, I wouldn't want to waste the other ingredients if it wasn't working properly. I'd get a new one. i replace all my spices and such annually, right before xmas (when I do most of my holiday baking)

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Kookie Posted 9 May 2007 , 3:33am
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I just want to let you all know that cream of tartar was working right.
Thanks.
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Janette Posted 9 May 2007 , 2:43pm
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Us old timers are wise icon_razz.gif

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MariaLovesCakes Posted 9 May 2017 , 4:09pm
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Awesome!! I am using mine which may be a few years old.. not exactly sure how old, but its not like 10 yrs old lol.. So I will try it

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